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UNDERTOW


Suffering from a severe case of writer’s block, mystery novelist Laura Callaghan agrees to look after her sister’s secluded beach house in Nova Scotia. There her only neighbours are long-time friend and artist, Ben Forrestall, and handsome Michael Sinclair who rents the small lighthouse nearby. Ben’s studio is on the second floor of the large colonial inn he used to own, and Laura finds out through his old photographs and a diary that the inn was built in the 1790s by a sea captain whose descendants were both fishermen and smugglers. This gives Laura inspiration to start working on a new novel, but when she realizes that Michael has a friend whose death was related to a current smuggling operation, she finds herself dangerously involved in more ways than one...


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THE GEMINI GAME


After the death of her grandfather, Karen Caldwell fled Seven Oaks, leaving her family and its prestigious thoroughbred stables - as well as the bad memories - behind. She moved north to Pittsburgh, started a successful clothing business, and began a new life. Now, eight years later, another death mysteriously summons her home. But her family is not pleased by her sudden reappearance, and no one will admit to sending her the telegram informing her of her brother Alec’s death. When Nick, Alec’s twin, hints that the death was no accident, Karen’s search to uncover the truth leads her deep into a web of deceit and family secrets. To make matters worse, when Karen begins to have “accidents” of her own, she finds that the only person she can trust is the irritating but seemingly honest stable manager, Greg Slater...


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The Stories...

My first and second books, by order of publication (though first and third, by order of writing – I actually wrote Mariana before The Gemini Game), these two titles were published by Avalon Books in New York in 1993 and 1994, in small print-runs intended primarily for the American library market. As a result they’re both long out of print and difficult to find.


Please, please don’t pay the ridiculous prices I’ve seen these books go for on eBay. These are both quite short books (50,000 words) and, while I’m fond of them as early works, they’re honestly not up to the standard of my later and longer novels.


If you’re determined, you may still find a few copies lurking around in libraries or used book stores. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you :-).




The Early Books...
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